Quick Facts of Matthew Todd Lauer
- Full NameMatthew Todd Lauer
- Net Worth $80 million
- Date of Birth1957 /12 /30
- Marital StatusMarried
- BirthplaceNew York City
- ProfessionJournalist, News anchor
- Active Year1979–2017
- Eye colourBrown - Dark
- Hair colourBald
- SpouseNancy Alspaugh (m. 1981; div. 1988) Annette Roque (m. 1998; div. 2018)
- Height5 feet 11 inches (180 cm)
- Weight76 kg (167 lbs)
- Body Measurement42-14-34 inches
- EducationEarned his undergraduate degree from Ohio University
- Online PresenceFacebook
- ChildrenJack Matthew Lauer, Romy Lauer, Thijs Lauer
Being famous is a dream for several people, some get it through sheer hard work and diligence, Matt Lauer is one of that celebrity who has achieved it. Lauer is an accomplished TV journalist who served as a host for Today Show for almost two decades. Moreover, Lauer served as the 2009 Class Day speaker at Harvard University’s undergraduate commencement ceremonies on June 3, 2009.
Matt Lauer’s Bio
Matthew Todd Lauer was born on December 30, 1957, in New York City, New York, United States of America. He is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He was born to mother, Marilyn Lauer and father Jay Robert Lauer. His parents got divorced when he was very young. Lauer later went to attend Ohio University to pursue his further studies.
Matt Lauer’s Career
Matt is perhaps known for his work as the host of the famous Today show from 1997 to 2017. Thus making him the first person in the history of the show to have worked for a period of twenty years.
In addition, Lauer has also worked as the contributor for Dateline NBC. He made his movie debut from the documentary movie entitled, September Clues, released in 2007. Furthermore, he made his television debut when he appeared as a host during the Evening Show which was aired in 1981.
On the other hand, Lauer was fired from NBC by the chairman Andrew Lack on November 29, 2017, after an employee whose name has not been mentioned which was Lauer subordinates accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior towards her. Furthermore, the case got even worse for him when several women came forward and accused him that he sexually harassed them.
Matt Lauer’s Personal Life: Married, Wife, Divorce, Children
Matt Lauer previously married Nancy Alspaugh in 1981. After a seven-year of their married, they divorced in 1988. He then married his beautiful wife named Annette Roque with whom he tied his wedding knot in early October 1998. The together the couple named their three children, Jack Matthew Lauer, Romy Lauer, and Thijs Lauer.
According to Pagesix, Matt Lauer and Annette Roque are in the process of finalizing their divorce as of July 2018. Moreover, he has also been being with the relationship with an American actress, Margaret Collin in 1991, Tiffany Elliot in 1997 and Kristen Gesswein (1989-1996).
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Furthermore, he once dated with an American TV personality, Natalie Morales in 2010 and American chef, Giada De Laurentiis in 2011.
Matt Lauer’s Salary and Net Worth
Despite his recent controversy, Lauer is included by the famous People Magazine featuring him the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1997. He has amassed a huge money as well as fame through his primary work as a host for Today for two decades before his termination in November 2017.
Lauer was earning an estimated salary of $17 million until 2012. After he signed a contract with NBC for a five-year deal in 2012, he was entitled to a salary of $25 million annually. In 2016, his contract got renewed for two years and he was entitled to a salary of $20 million till 2019. But due to an allegation against him, his contract was brought to an end prematurely.
Matt Lauer Real Estates, Luxury Houses
Further, talking about Lauer’s personal properties, Lauer owns an apartment in Manhattan that’s up for sale. He and Annette Roque purchased it for $5.882 million in 2004, according to Architectural Digest. The magazine reports Bernie Madoff used to live in this building.
Lauer is no stranger to real estate. He owns several New York properties. In addition to his home in Sag Harbor, he owns a $36.5 million home in North Haven (Richard Gere’s former home) and a 40-acre horse farm in Water Mill. The North Haven home, known as Strongheart Manor, has a 14,000-square-foot main house with two guesthouses. The home sits on more than six acres and overlooks the Peconic Bay.
In August 2018, he sold his New York City house for $7.35 million. The house has 3500 square feet which feature 3-4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
He also has a $3.3 million worth North Haven estate, and a 40-acre horse farm. Lauer is also passionate about motorcycles and these days he is seen riding his newly bought Harley-Davidson.
Similarly, he also owns numerous lavishes vehicles. There is no doubt that Matt Lauer has a lavish lifestyle and he is pretty much enjoying his current state. However, as of now, there is no information on what step will this former NBC journalist will take.